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Thomas Simaku Lectures and Masterclasses in Vienna and Prague

 

Thomas Simaku visited the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna where he gave a lecture for the composition class of Professor Michael Jarrell  on 25 April 2018. Entitled from ‘1 to 100 (…and a few in between)’, in this lecture Simaku focused on his Soliloquy Cycle – a series of highly virtuosic solo works for various instruments that he has embarked on for a number of years now. He also presented his award-winning work Concerto for Orchestra.

Dr Simaku also gave lectures and masterclasses for composition students of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna on 27 and 30 May. On 2nd May Thomas Simaku visited the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague and gave a lecture on his recent works.

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